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Old 05-16-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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penis foreskin infection?

hi i am 16 years old.

starting from about 10 days ago, the skin on my penis became itchy. i washed it every day, but it didnt get better. i think its partly because during the day i would sweat then sweat would collect between the penis the the skin of the testicles. that's the part that first got itchy. then it spread all over the skin.

then the itch went onto my foreskin. if you've had this before, this is really irritating, so i took the best measure i could get my hands on.

i have these antibiotic alcohol swabs (70% isopropyl alcohol it says on the box) at my house. its the same kind they rub on your arm before an injection. i had no other choice, so i started using those to like rub and clean the inside of my foreskin.

it burns, but i thought that was good, and i took it as much as i could. even though i dreaded the pain, the itch annoyed me more. so i used that stuff for about 5 days now i think. but its not getting better at all. in fact, i think my foreskin has become a little swollen now. i think the alcohol swabs may have been bad after all. any comments? needless to say ive stopped using them now.

i went to my parents, and my mom gave me this 0.02% chlorhexidine acetate solution that she says she got when my brother got a foreskin infection. then she gave me some antibacterial Erythromycin ointment thing to put on. its originally for the eye but ive seen people use it for other things. my doctor in fact advised me to use it on a rash i had around my mouth once.

is this a good treatment? im in the middle of exams right now. i really dont have the time to go to the doctor. any idea? there is no apparent rash that i can see. the inside of the foreskin is redder than usual i think. but i never pay much attention to the color of it so i cant be sure.

i dont think its that serious of a disease or anything. just that the itch is really really annoying.

any ideas how i can cure this? or even to just stop the itch for a certain period of time? thanks for your help


//edit: also, im sure its not an STD i have never had sex and havent had any sexual activity for a few months. just thought that might eliminate some possibilities or something

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Old 05-16-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: penis foreskin infection?

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//edit: also, im sure its not an STD i have never had sex and havent had any sexual activity for a few months. just thought that might eliminate some possibilities or something
according to your post on Pregnancy-Teen it was just a few days ago. the truth helps eliminate possibilities. no harm no foul. anyway..

sounds like you have a yeast infection. alcohol will only dry you out more. and the stuff your mom gave will not do much either. ask her to get you some yeast infection cream. or if you have antifungal cream like you would use on your feet..that should work too.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:04 AM   #3
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Re: penis foreskin infection?

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according to your post on Pregnancy-Teen it was just a few days ago. the truth helps eliminate possibilities. no harm no foul. anyway..

sounds like you have a yeast infection. alcohol will only dry you out more. and the stuff your mom gave will not do much either. ask her to get you some yeast infection cream. or if you have antifungal cream like you would use on your feet..that should work too.
yes yes i meant like actual intercourse. i doubt i can catch something from just touching right?? if not too much body fluid came in contact.

okay thanks. for your help. i will look into it.

 
Old 05-17-2007, 05:47 AM   #4
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Re: penis foreskin infection?

you are much more likely to irritate your penis from overwashing, or drying it out with alcohol, than you are from intercourse. if you take away the natural bacteria which protect it, you are opening yourself up to yeast taking its place.
symptoms of a yeast infection are dryness, itchiness, redness, and small tears in the foreskin.
I suggest you fuss over it less. If you have given yourself a yeast infection through attempted cleaning, you can clear it up with monistat, vagisil, etc.

 
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